HuffPost: Action Needed Now to End Elder Abuse Among the Poor

John William Springs, a retiree who gets nearly $12,000 a year in Social Security and disability checks, is $1,300 above the poverty threshold: officially, not poor.

From our colleague, Kevin Prindiville, Executive Director of NSCLC:    Imagine your aunt lives alone on a limited, fixed income, and you recently found out that her grandson had moved into the house she owns, locked her in a bedroom behind a steel-grated door, and began dealing drugs in the living room. Sadly, this is … Continue reading

LA Times: California expands parole for elderly, medically frail

By:PAIGE ST. JOHN California parole officials Monday said the state is ready to begin the early release of elderly and frail prisoners who meet new criteria for parole. The program’s details were released publicly for the first time at a meeting of the Board of Parole Hearings. They were ordered by a panel of federal … Continue reading

Administration for Community Living: How the Older Americans Act Helps More Americans Stay “Safe Today, Healthy Tomorrow”

From our Colleagues at the Administratinon for Community Living:  By Kathy Greenlee, Assistant Secretary for Aging and Administrator of ACL During the month of May, our nation observes Older Americans Month. This tradition dates back to 1963 when President John F. Kennedy encouraged Americans to celebrate the contributions and sacrifices of older people with a … Continue reading

US Senate Special Committee on Aging: Income Security and the Elderly: Securing Gains made in the War on Poverty Click to watch testimony. 

Health Affairs: Transforming Emergency Care For Older Adults

Ula Hwang1, Manish N. Shah2, Jin H. Han3,Christopher R. Carpenter4, Albert L. Siu5 and James G. Adams6 Abstract Already crowded and stressful, US emergency departments (EDs) are facing the challenge of serving an aging population that requires complex and lengthy evaluations. Creative solutions are necessary to improve the value and ensure the quality of emergency care delivered to older adults … Continue reading

CNN Money: Federal cuts hit seniors who want to live at home

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By Jennifer Liberto  Federal budget cuts have hit agencies that help seniors avoid nursing homes and live on their own. For seniors desperate to avoid nursing homes, government-funded services such as free rides to doctors’ appointments are key to independent living. But the $80 billion in deep federal budget cuts this year has trimmed many such services, … Continue reading

LA Times: Cost of caring for elderly, disabled Californians to rise

By Chris Megerian September 17, 2013, 9:56 p.m.  SACRAMENTO — The cost of providing care to elderly and disabled Californians is set to increase in about 15 months because of new federal rules on overtime. The new regulations, announced Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Labor, will require overtime pay for almost 2 million more workers nationwide, … Continue reading

Altarum Institute: Older Americans Summit: No Time Like the Present!

TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2013 The mood in the Senate hearing room where an “Older Americans Summit” was being held on the eve of Memorial Day weekend was both hopeful and defiant as Edwin Walker, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aging of the Administration for Community Living, stood to speak to a packed gathering of advocates, seniors, and … Continue reading

TAC: People with Disabilities Priced Out of Nation’s Housing Market

TAC Releases Priced Out 2012 Wednesday, May 22, 2013 The Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) and the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force have released a study, Priced Out in 2012, which demonstrates that the national average rent for a modestly priced one-bedroom apartment is greater than the entire Supplemental Security Income (SSI) of … Continue reading

LA Times: Obama seeks to allay healthcare law concerns

The president is trying to calm anxieties about insurance rate hikes, in part by publicizing the law’s benefits and showcasing efforts to sign up the uninsured. By Noam N. Levey, Washington BureauApril 30, 2013, 7:31 p.m.   WASHINGTON — President Obama sought to tamp down fears Tuesday that his landmark healthcare law would raise insurance costs and cause … Continue reading

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